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Progress on Mund College Center continues 

Flooding sets construction back by just one week 

Natosha Kreamer '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Walking onto Lebanon Valley 
Colleges campus, one eyesore is 
evident amongst the typical beauty 
this campus has to offer: Mund 
College Center. At noon nearly ev- 
ery day the cafeteria becomes im- 
possible and lacks seating for many 
of the students that are hoping to 
get a quick bite to eat before their 
next class. 

But while everything may seem 
negative now, positive changes are 
coming from the renovations 
and additions to Mund College 
Center. Students are already no- 
ticing these positive changes, 
including a new layout in the 
cafeteria that creates a circle for 
students to walk around to view 
all of their food options. This cir- 
cle-like layout creates more func- 
tionality than the old two dining 

rooms, connected by a stark hall- 
way. Other students have com- 
mented on how great the bath- 
rooms look and function. And 
while these positive changes are 
noticeable little by little, almost 
every student would agree that 
the negative outweigh the posi- 
tive at this point. And with the 
recent flooding of the basement, 
many students are worried that 
construction will continue to in- 
vade their daily lives for an extend- 
ed amount of time. 

But Gregory H. Krikorian, 
Vice President of LVC s Student 
Affairs, eases students' worries. 
He admits that, "Flooding did 
present some challenges, but 
the staff and High Construction 
employees responded quickly 
and efficiently/' While flooding 
did present more inconveniences, 


Photo by Nicole Shepski '15/ LA VIE 
MUND CONSTRUCTION As the construction on the outside of Mund College 
Center continues, student life goes on inside. With the dining hall coming towards 
completion, students impatiently await the finished project. Additional dining, the 
college store, student activities offices, and the outside entrances are scheduled for 
completion in spring. 

Hispanic heritage celebration 20 1 1 




Football prevails against 
Stevenson in first ever meet 

Page 8 


Students share thoughts about the 
new dining hall 

Page 6 


Does Pottermore meet the high 
expectations? Read our review 
Page 5 


News 1-3 

Features 4 

Arts & Entertainment 5 

Perspectives 6 

Sports 7-8 

M E M B E R P |^S E 



Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

When Professor Guzman- 
Zavala started LVCs Hispanic 
Heritage celebration in Fall 2010, 
she wanted to foster an open 
dialogue about important events 
and issues in Latin America to- 
day. This year, Guzman is con- 
tinuing to bring Latin American 
culture to the college by showing 
four Spanish-language movies 
between Sept. 15 and Oct. 19, in- 
viting scholars Noraliz Ruiz and 
Yolanda Martinez San-Miguel to 
speak about the roles of Puerto 


Ricans and other Hispanic Ameri- 
cans in the world today and host- 
ing a Caribbean Night in the UG 
on Oct. 20. 

This years Hispanic Heritage 
celebration addresses Hispanic 
Americans living in the Caribbean, 
and in particular Puerto Ricans. 
By presenting the various activi- 
ties involved in the celebration, 
Guzman hopes to teach her cur- 
rent students and all LVC students 
about the Caribbean cultures that 
they might not have been exposed 
to otherwise. 

Guzman consulted with the 
other members of the Spanish 

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Department to select four mov- 
ies representative of Latin Amer- 
ica. Guzman herself selected the 
movie Cayo, which deals with 
three Puerto Rican friends fac- 
ing the challenges the real world 
presents them and trying to keep 
their friendship intact, which was 
shown in Miller Chapel 101 on 
Sept. 15. Other Spanish professors 
suggested Morristown, a Mexican 
movie about Hispanic immigrants 
in America, to be shown on Sept. 
27; Princesas, a Spanish movie 
about two women struggling to 
secure comfortable lives through 
unconventional means, to be 

shown on Oct. 12; and La Nana, 
a Chilean movie about a Spanish 
maid fighting to keep her job of 23 
years, to be shown on Oct. 19. Guz- 
man hopes that these four movies 
will provide students with a mul- 
ticultural perspective on the lives 
of Hispanic Americans today. 

Noraliz Ruiz of Kent State 
University will give a presenta- 
tion called "From the Mountains 
to an Online Presence: The Place 
of Jibaro Music in Contemporary 
Puerto Rico at 11 a.m. on Oct. 
20 in Zimmerman Hall. Professor 



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CELEBRATION: Hispanic heritage month 

of Rutgers University will give a 
presentation called "The Afro-Bo- 
ricua Mirror Stage: Down These 

Continued from Page 1 

Guzman said that she chose Ruiz 
to give a speech dur- 
ing the celebration 
because she knew 
Ruiz's work very well 
and because she 
wanted a speaker 
who was more close- 
ly connected to the 
musical culture of 
Latin America than 
to its literature or 
arts. Since last year s 
presentations dealt 
mainly with Latin 
American literature, 
Guzman wanted to 
broaden the appeal 
of the celebration by 
emphasizing a differ- 
ent aspect of Latin 
American culture. 
Ruiz will discuss 
how the jibaro, a 
peasant or rural 
farmer, has since 
evolved into a sym- 
bol of Puerto Rican FILM SERIES In celebration of hispanic heritage month, Profes- 
sor Guzman-Zavala along with the rest of the Spanish department 
national identity and w j|| be showing the above films in hope of providing students with a 
what role the jibaro multicultural perspective on the lives of Hispanic Americans, 
music genre plays in 

contemporary Puerto Rico. Mean Streets as Foundational 

Yolanda Martinez San-Miguel Narrative of Puerto Rican and n.thrailkil 



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Chicano Studies" on Nov. 7. 
Guzman chose San-Miguel as 
a speaker because San-Miguel 
specializes in Colonial 
Literature, an upper-level 
Spanish class Guzman 
teaches, and Latino Sto- 
ries, a discipline that Guz- 
man wants to add to LVC s 

The Caribbean Night 
will take place in the 
UG from 7 to 9 p.m. on 
Oct. 20. During the event, 
students will be treated to 
Latin American music and 
food from diverse coun- 

Guzman expects to 
have more persons par- 
ticipating in this His- 
panic Heritage celebra- 
tion than there were last 
year. She also hopes that 
by continuing to hold the 
celebration in upcoming 
years it will become an 
LVC tradition. 


Student Government Update: 9.26.1 1 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On September 26th, Student 
Government convened for its 
fourth meeting of the school year 
to introduce the two new com- 
muter representatives, vote on the 
Draft s club status, and discuss the 
pool table cloth in the New Stu- 
dent Center, new furniture for the 
lounges in Mund, Minithon, the 
pavement behind Mund, concerns 
about Food Services, the accessi- 
bility of the Admissions building 
and Funkhouser, and homecom- 

SG President Ryan Humphries 
began the meeting by introducing 
the two new commuter reps, who 
are Doug Waterman '15 and Julio 
Ferente '13. 

The Draft president Tim Davis 
and vice-president Kyle Kurek pre- 
sented for full club status. Davis 
said that the focus of the Draft is to 
foster a community of writers on 
campus who can meet to edit each 

others work and prepare them- 
selves for the publication process. 
Davis and Kurek also presented the 
clubs constitution to SG members. 
After Davis and Kurek finished 
their presentation, SG members 
granted the Draft full club status. 

SG vice president Katie Seigen- 
dall met with Vice President Greg 
Krikorian last week and Krikorian 
said that Director of Residental 
Life Jason Kuntz will fix the pool 
table cloth in the New Student 
Center. Katie also said that she will 
talk to Krikorian about the new 
parking policies in the near future. 

SG Advisor Jen Evans said that 
she and three other SG members 
will be meeting with a designer on 
October 4th to discuss new furni- 
ture to be placed in the lounge op- 
posite the cafeteria and the former 
faculty dining room in Mund. 

SG members will be running a 
table for MiniThon in Mund every 
other Thursday until the event be- 

Facilities chair Roberto Valdes 
said that the chunk of asphalt that 

had broken off the pavement be- 
hind Mund will be filled in. 

In Food Services news, Metz 
has now included straws in the caf- 
eteria. Furthermore, SG members 
discussed how the cleaning tubes 
for silverware seem to be overfilled 
many times, leading to some dirty 
dishes and silverware for students 
to use. Food Services also asks 
students to limit their food con- 
sumption in response to student 
concerns about food unavailability. 

Accessibility Task Force chair 
Roberto Valdes said that Facilities 
is currently focusing on making the 
Admissions Building more acces- 
sible to students with handicaps. 
Furthermore, Valdes said that Fa- 
cilities is planning to level the base- 
ment of Funkhouser to accommo- 
date for students with handicaps. 

The homecoming table will be 
up in Mund until lunch on Wednes- 

SPB Spotlight 




Photo courtesy of Jay Black 

Comedian Jay Black is coming to Leedy Theater this Friday, 
September 30th at 9 p.m. Popular for being a keen observer of the 
absurd, Black has appeared on popular television networks such 
as Showtime, A&E, Fox, the CBC, and NBC as well as live perfor- 
mances at the Comedy Shop and Los Angeles Improv. Four years 
have passed since he left his job as a teacher to pursue writing and 
stand-up comedy and he never wants to go back! 




All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


9-21-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

Student reports drug use in house 

9-21-11 | Campus 

Drug Use 

Paraphernalia found 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 



& Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate 
information. To that end, we welcome and encourage notification of 
any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an 
email to lavie(S), subject line: Corrections. 

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CONSTRUCTION: Update onMund College Center 

Continued from Page 1 

Photos by Nicole Shepski '15 / LA VIE 

DINING HALL OBSTACLES With the new dining hall almost complete, students anticipate additional seating to become availble to make navigating the dining hall easier and stress free. 

like the UG being closed and the 
commuter lounge being inacces- 
sible, Krikorian states proudly that 
the construction schedule is only 
a week behind. In retrospect, this 
will not affect students much lon- 
ger than expected. 

Students get excited when they 
can physically see the changes, 
and Krikorian wants the stu- 
dents to know that they will 
be seeing some in the imme- 
diate future. The temporary 

white walls between the dining 
room and the lobby of Mund 
have been replaced with more 
aesthetically-pleasing glass panels. 
Upgrades will also be taking place 
over fall break to lessen the stress 
on students. The new and per- 
manent signage with begin to be 
hung and the new "tech nook," 
which is a lounge-like area with 
comfy seating and computer ac- 
cess, will begin to be installed. 
In two to three weeks, little 

changes, like the wall behind the 
pizza oven, will receive finishing 

Addressing the issue of dining 
room seating, Krikorian wants stu- 
dents to know that the rumors 
are not true. In fact, there will 
be 145 new seats for students. 
One-third of these seats will 
be in the dining room, while 
another one-third will be high- 
top tables that can also be used 
for meals. The last one-third 

New club on the up -swing 

LVC swing dance club introduced 

Sarah Frank '14 

Circulation Manager 

If you happened to hear a rau- 
cous party going on in the base- 
ment of Chapel on the night of 
Wednesday September 21, its 
because there was one. The first 
meeting of the LVC Swing Dance 
Club (LVCSDC) took place at 9 
p.m. in Chapel 115 and 116. This 
new club applied for probation- 
ary status at the beginning of this 
year. Spear-heading this cam- 
paign is Club President Jenn Red- 
dig, Vice-President Sam Hoover, 
Secretary Spenser Prichard, and 
Treasurer Callie Wendell. The 
club will meet every other Wednes- 
day and there will be a campus - 
wide social every month. Swing 
dance moves will be taught at the 
meetings by Jenn Reddig and Andy 
Beyer and there will be a different 
instructor at every social so that all 
the different styles of swing dance 
can be learned. 

This club is intended for any- 
one to join, "Including those with 
two left feet." says Vice President 
Sam Hoover. Clubs like the Swing 
Dance Club are a great place to 
meet new people without the 

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danced before, but 
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who "want to try something that is 
different and unique and meet a 
ton of awesome people." 

The LVC Swing Dance Club 
will remain on probation for fifteen 
weeks and will meet with Student 
Government on May 2 in order 
to discuss becoming "official". In 
that time they must draft a con- 
stitution, hold ten meetings and 
attain twelve regular members. 
The officers do not believe this 
will be difficult, as there were al- 
ready 24 people at the first meet- 
ing, all of which agreed it was 
a good time. "I've never really 

pressures of what other people ex- 
pect. At Swing Dance Club you 
are constantly switching partners 
so that you get to know and dance 
with everyone. "Its exercise and 
its social." states president Jenn 
Reddig. When asked why some- 
one would want to join the club she 
answered that the club is for people 

danced before," said Kimbre Nee, 
a participant in the first meeting, 
"but it was really easy and every- 
one was really nice." The next So- 
cial will be on September 30 from 
8-11 p.m. in Chapel 115 andll6. 
So keep your eyes open and you 
could be the next sensation on the 
dance floor! 

of seating will be in the lounge 
area around the new fireplace. 

Later in the fall, students will 
begin to see a finished version of 
the old East Dining hall, and the 
completed College Store. The vast 
majority of the biggest changes will 
be completed by the upcoming 
Spring term. 

Krikorian says he already sees 
positive changes, like a much 
better food program, including 
the new pizza recipe. He hopes 

that the communication to stu- 
dents about the construction 
is going well, but he understands 
there are still concerns. He tells 
students that if they have any ques- 
tions or concerns, they should get 
in contact with Student Govern- 
ment or himself and he wants to 
thank everyone for their patience 
during this time. 



Class of ' 1 5 elects officials 



Russell Calkins '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Each fall, a new graduating 
class chooses who will represent 
them for a one year term. The 
class of 2015 chose their student 
government officers in an elec- 
tion held Sept. 14, 15, and 16. The 
new officers are Ashley Smith, 
president; Jordan Bilicki, vice 
president; Andy Kittleson, trea- 
surer and Steph Price, secretary. 
There are four representatives: 
Billy Lewis, Sam Calabria, Felicia 
Dragon and Isaac (Shen) Lu. 

Among other responsibilities, 
this group of Student Govern- 
ment officers will work with 26 
returning officials to plan events 
and allocate funds to clubs. "I 
look forward to this time each 
year," wrote Ryan Humphries '12, 
Student Government President, 
of the arrival of new officers. "It 
is like a breath of fresh air comes 
into our meetings." 

"As president, IT1 listen to what 
everyone on campus has to say 

about an issue," Ashley Smith '15 
wrote. "IT1 do everything I pos- 
sibly can to correct a problem or 
handle an issue to better the LVC 

The new officers share a com 
mon love for LVC and a desire to 
make the college even better. Sam 
Calabria '15 said he likes "how 
[LVC] is small, because you know 
everybody." Isaac Lu '15 came to 
LVC from Beijing, China. "When 
I went here for a campus tour, I ab- 
solutely fell in love with our cam- 
pus," he wrote. 

The small size of LVC makes a 
great opportunity for the officers 
to interact directly with their con- 
stituents. "To be the best SG mem- 
ber possible, the freshmen must 
listen to the people they represent, 
the people who elected them," 
wrote Humphries. "They must 
take what their constituents say to 
heart and bring it up at meetings." 

Elections for upper class repre- 
sentatives will be held during the 
spring semester. 

R. CALKINS rlc003(S) 

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LVC welcomes new faculty to campus community 

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Dr. Steven Buzinski, Psychology 

Buzinski graduated with a B.S. in psychology from LVC and completed his master s and his Ph.D. in social decision and organizational science 
at the University of Maryland at College Park. Before returning to LVC, Buzinski worked as a teaching assistant and head lecturer in psychology at 
the University of Maryland. His office is in Lynch 287-F and his e-mail is buzinski(o) 

Dr. Kshama Harpankar, Economics 

Harpankar received her master's degrees in economics and planning and development from the University of Mumbai and completed her Ph.D. in applied economics from the 
University of Minnesota. Before she came to LVC, she worked as a visiting assistant professor of economics at Franklin and Marshall College. Harpankar says that she enjoys LVC's 
hometown feel and that people are so warm and friendly here. Her academic goals for the semester include helping students understand how economics affects the world around us 
and how to see the big picture. Her office is in Lynch 135 and her e-mail is harpanka(3) 

Dr. Nikolai Karkov, Religion and Philosophy 

Karkov graduated with a B.A. in political science and international relations from the American University of Bulgaria, received his master s in 
philosophy information from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at SUNY Binghamton. Be- 
fore coming to LVC, he taught philosophy at the University of Scranton and philosophy and American studies at SUNY. His office is in Humanities 
307-A and his e-mail is karkov^) 

Dr. Samuel Kolins, Mathematics 

Kolins graduated with a B.S. in mathematics from Bolin College in Maine and completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at Cornell University. 
When Kolins transferred from Cornell University to LVC, he says that he found a college that had really thought through what is important in 
mathematics and worked to teach students the skill sets necessary to succeed in math. His office is in Lynch 283-E and his e-mail is kolins(2) 

Professor Jeffrey Lovell, Music 

Lovell received his associate degree from Rich College in Idaho, graduated with a B.A. in music composition from Brigham Young University, 
received his master s in jazz history and research from Rutgers, and completed his Ph.D. in music theory at the University of Oregon. Before com- 
ing to LVC, Lovell worked as a graduate teaching student at the University of Oregon. His office is in Blair 208 and his e-mail is lovell^) 

Professor Jordan Lynch, Music 

Lynch is serving in place of Dr. Eggert for this semester. Lynch graduated with a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition from LVC in 2009 and 
received his Master s in Music Theory from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Before coming to LVC, Lynch worked as a teaching assistant 
in aural skills at Bowling Green University. His office is in Blair 216 and his e-mail is lynch(S) 


Dr. Minna Niemi, English 

Niemi received her master s degree in comparative literature from the University of Turku in Finland and completed her Ph.D. in English at the 
University of Buffalo. Before coming to LVC, Niemi worked as a teaching assistant for English at the University of Buffalo. Her office is in Humani- 
ties 207-D and her e-mail is niemi(S) 

Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky, Spanish 

Tacelosky graduated with a B.A. in Spanish from Ursinus College, received her master s in TESOL at West Chester University, and completed 
her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Arlington in Texas. Before coming to LVC, Tacelosky taught at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mis- 
souri for ten years. Dr. Tacelosky is an associate professor of Spanish and the chair of the languages department. Her office is in Humanities 310-B 
and her e-mail is tacelosk(2) 

Compiled by Nick Thrailkill T4 

La Vie Collegienne September 28, 2011 5 


Highly anticipated Pottermore revisits familiar world but lacks new magic 

Rosemary Bucher '14 

Like most Harry Potter fans, 
I've been wondering which of the 
four "houses" I'd be in since I read 
the first book back in elementary 
school. I always wondered if I'm 
brave enough to be in Gryffindor, 
smart like Ravenclaw students, 
cunning like the Slytherins, or av- 
erage like HufflepufF (you know it s 

So when J.K. Rowling an- 
nounced that her new website 
would be interactive and include 
lots of new content- including ac- 
tivities like house sorting and get- 
ting a wand- 1 signed up right away. 

My journey began back at the 
beginning of August during the 
"Magical Quill" challenge. Beta 
testing, or the chance to give feed- 

back about the Pottermore experi- 
ence, started in mid-August, and 
runs until the site opens to every- 
one in early October. 

I waited for what felt like for- 
ever, praying that I'd get my Pot- 
termore e-mail soon. This is the part 
where people whined 
about the lengthy 
wait, resulting in some 
very interesting videos 
on YouTube including 
songs and parodies. 
Finally, I received an 
e-mail stating that "the 
magical world is now just a click 

So I clicked, and jumped into 
Harry Potter's world. 

The problem with Pottermore is 
that I've experienced all that it has 
to offer so far, and I still can't quite 

explain what it is. Users have ac- 
cess to the Harry Potter and the Sor- 
cerers Stone section, and they click 
through "moments," or significant 
parts of the story. Users need to 
be familiar with the story to fully 
enjoy the experience, as each page 

only gives a quick quote to go with 
the coordinating part of the story. 

Pottermore is nice, but it doesn't 
add much to the Harry Potter 
world. It needs to be much more 
interactive, as right now, the user 
just clicks through pretty artwork 

to get to the next page with no mu- 
sic, sound effects, or anything new 
to do. The best parts, as I had an- 
ticipated, were being chosen by my 
wand (dogwood, 10 1/2 inches, 
surprisingly springy) and getting 
sorted (Ravenclaw). 

Also, when the user 
clicks on certain ob- 
jects, they can see new 
content and thoughts 
by Rowling. The best 
information is Pro- 
fessor McGonagall's 
backstory and Vernon 
and Petunia Dursley's "love" story, 
which are completely unexpected 
but still somehow new and refresh- 
ing. It's nice to know that Rowling 
truly thought out every part of her 
world, and it's even better now that 
she's sharing it with her fans. 

There are mini-games like wiz- 
ard dueling and potion brewing, 
but they really aren't interesting 
and are only fun if the user wants 
to gain points for their house. Aside 
from getting sorted and getting a 
wand, these mini-games are the 
only really interactive parts of Pot- 
termore, which leaves it rather dry. 

Pottermore is still in beta testing, 
so there's hope that things will im- 
prove after the developers review 
the feedback. Once they've decid- 
ed if Pottermore is a game, encyclo- 
pedia, or some hybrid between the 
two, they can truly make it unique. 
Until then, Pottermore is a nice way 
to kill some time, but there's no rea- 
son to click through it more than 



Island gives new twist en zombie slaying 

And rew Veirtz' 1 2 

A&E Editor 

Killing zombies has always been 
a mainstay of any kind of video 
game. Series like Left 4 Dead and 
Resident Evil specialize in gory 
zombie mayhem. This month, 
Dead Island (developed by Deep 
Silver) was released, adding lots of 
nifty RPG elements and an open 
world to the tried and true zombie- 
killing mix. Despite some techni- 
cal issues and "borrowed" features 
from other zombie games, Dead Is- 
land does a lot of cool stuff and tons 
of bloody fun. 

The game takes place on the is- 
land of Banoi, a tourist hotspot and 
island paradise populated by lots 
of surfer dudes, bikinis, and (later) 

Deep Silver 

lots of disgusting, shuffling zom- 
bies. At the beginning the player 
can choose between four different 
characters: Sam B, a once-famous 
rap star and blunt weapon expert; 
Logan, an alcoholic former NFL 
star and throwing expert; Xian 
Mei, a Chinese hotel reception- 
ist and blade expert; and Purna, a 
former police officer- turned-body- 
guard and firearms expert. Which 
character the player chooses dic- 
tates the kind of skills that will ap- 
pear on the skill tree. In true RPG 
fashion, every zombie the player 
kills nets a certain amount of expe- 
rience points, and enough XP will 
raise the player's level. And from 
there the player can choose differ- 
ent skills to develop, anything from 
simply increasing damage done by 
their weapons, to increased dura- 
bility of those weapons, to doing 
more powerful attacks while jump- 
ing. It's a satisfying system that 
should appeal to RPG aficionados. 

The game also has a focus on 
weapon modification. As you ex- 
plore the game world you will 
collect all sorts of odds and ends: 
batteries, wires, nails, sawblades, 
cellphones, you name it, it's there. 
Once you find a workbench in the 
gameworld (usually at the myriad 
of safe houses scattered through- 
out the game), you can take your 
giant junk pile of random stuff and 
modify your weapons Dead Rising 

style! You can make anything from 
spiked clubs from a baseball bat 
and nails to electrified sledgeham- 
mers with a few batteries and wires. 
This adds a ton of damage to your 
regular attacks, and can also cause 
some devastating effects if you 
manage a critical hit, including the 
zombie possibly catching on fire or 
puking its guts out. The only draw- 
back to this system is that weapons 
degrade annoyingly fast, and break 
quite easily, rendering them nearly 
useless. Sure, your cool new electri- 
fied katana might be intimidating, 
but when it breaks after slicing up 
four or five zombies, it can get a 
little vexing. 

The bulk of the game is spent 
doing missions for the survivors of 
the zombie outbreak. These mis- 
sions are actually quite varied and 
interesting, and rarely fall into the 
"fetch and carry" or "kill fifteen 
of this kind of monster" kind of 
quests. Some missions might have 
you breaking into a police station 
held by gang members to save a 
young girl, finding a survivor's in- 
fected family and laying them to 
rest, or breaking into bars to find 
cans of food. This evolves into a 
realistic depiction of a zombie out- 
break, and while the plotline isn't 
particularly memorable, the mis- 
sions themselves are quite interest- 

Despite these cool features, the 

game tends to fall short on a few 
specific areas. On the PC version 
on which this review is based, the 
initial release of the game was ac- 
cidently released as an unfinished 
version. While this problem was 
patched quickly, it was a sloppy 
move on the part of the developers. 
The game's visuals are also hit or 
miss, as the zombies look awesome, 
especially when being split apart 
with a flaming axe. The environ- 
ments, however, could use some 
work in some aspects. The interface 
is also cluttered, awkward, and hard 
to use. 

Unfortunately, a lot of gameplay 
and design aspects are borrowed 
from other zombie games. The 
game features "special" zombies 
that are more powerful than the 
others, and have different abilities. 
The problem is, they are borrowed 


directly from the Left 4 Dead series, 
with zombies that are bigger and 
stronger, an acid spitting zombie, 
and even a zombie that explodes 
in a shower of gore. While they 
aren't exactly the same, it is a clear 
reference and is a lazy, cliche design 

Overall, Dead Island is a fun 
game. It has some drawbacks that 
hold the game back from its true 
potential, but it also does a lot of 
things that are new and interesting. 
The RPG elements and open world 
form add a new and fresh twist on 
the zombie apocalypse simulator 
genre. If you want lots of gory first 
person melee combat, Dead Island 
is an awesome choice, if you can 
deal with a few annoying issues. 


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Editorial Satire: "Double dipping" dilemma 

Russell Calkins '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Inundated with what one 
Metz worker has called 
"double dipping," Metz has been 
increasing the security measures 
involved with its take-out boxes. 

At first, the boxes were in plain 
sight. Lonely or hurried diners 
could grab a box and load it up 
with some processed food and 
burnt spaghetti (seriously, who 
burns spaghetti?) before going on 
their way. 

Metz found that this method 
made taking food out of the cafete- 
ria far too easy. Something needed 
to be done. 

After noticing that the sign-in 
kiosk has a cabinet beneath it, 
Metz moved the takeout boxes out 
of sight behind these lime-green 
doors. This measure is reported to 
have at least doubled food security. 
No longer could a lonely or hur- 
ried student simply take a box of 
food out without first asking the 
Metz attendant to reach into the 
cabinet for a box (and a fork if the 
student was early enough). 

Students continued to double 
dip. Something more needed to be 
done. In a stroke of genius, Metz 
devised a brand new system. Us- 
ing a recently-developed security 
technique called "collateral," Metz 
has implemented a system where 

a student must leave their LVC 
identification card in the loving 
care of the Metz attendant at the 
kiosk before taking a box. Once a 
box has been obtained, a student 
has just five minutes to load it with 
burnt spaghetti. 

If the five-minute limit is 
exceeded, a student is subject to 
punishments as yet unknown. 
Rather than writing an official no- 
tice to make students aware of the 
changes, Metz has opted simply to 
inform students in person when 
they ask for boxes. This measure, 
so far, has been highly successful 
in curbing double dipping. No 
longer can students eat dinner 
and take fourth meal back to the 

dorms (unless they eat dinner in 3 

Metz has also discovered 
that a six-foot-four, 300-pound 
football player has been eating the 
equivalent of a five-foot- eight, 110 
pound English major's breakfast, 
lunch, and dinner all in one sit- 
ting. Measures are currently being 
drawn up to address this issue. 
Preliminary plans involve weigh- 
ing students before and after they 
eat and charging them for double 
dipping if their weight difference 
indicates that they have consumed 
more than one meal. 



La Vie Collegienne September 28, 2011 7 

Nicole Snyder 
Women's Soccer 

This week, Snyder x 13 
was named CC Player of 

the Week for women's 
soccer for the first time 

in her career. She has 
scored four goals in the 

last three games, and 
also added three assists. 

Nicole is currently on a 
five-game scoring streak, 
and leads her team and 

conference in scoring. 


Wednesday. 9/28 

Men's Tennis 
at Juniata, 3 p.m. 

Women's Tennis 
at Scranton, 3:30 p.m. 

Women's Soccer 
vs Haverford, 4 p.m. 

Women's Volleyball 
at Messiah, 7 p.m. 

Men's Soccer 
at Misericordia, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, 9/29 

Men's Golf 
at Gettysburg Invitational 
12:30 p.m. 

Friday, 9/30 

Men's & Women's Cross Country 
at Paul Short Run 
Men's: 1:45 p.m. 
Women's: 2:30 p.m. 

Volleyball takes down Alvernia 

Improve to a 1 0-3 record; 2-0 in MAC 

Alex Beard '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Jamie Hawk led the way and 
Lebanon Valley hit an impressive 
.312 to move to remain undefeat- 
ed in the Commonwealth Confer- 
ence in a convincing 3-0 (25-10, 
25-20, 25-15) over Alvernia. 

Sophomore Sasha Birosik 
ran the show early on, serving 
the match's first 14 points as the 
Dutchmen (10-2, 2-0 CC) got off 
to a flying start. 

Senior Jamie Hawk recorded 
14 kills along with seven digs and 
four of LVC s 11 aces. Sophomore 
Sarah Godfrey added nine kills 
of her own and freshman Kacey 
Musselman contributed 33 assists 
and four kills. 

Birosik had three aces and 
served 26 attempts throughout 
the match. 

Kristen Rupp led the way for 
the Crusaders (5-6, 0-2 CC) with 

five kills and nine digs. 

Despite the lopsided LVC win 
in the first game, pesky Alvernia 
led much of the second game, 
spurred on by a good service run 
by Alyssa Soltis, but could not 
fend off a Dutchmen comeback. 
Musselman, Hawk, and freshman 

Photo courtesy of godutchmen.c 

Steph Klunk led the way in the 
run, sealing a narrow 25-20 win. 

LVC came out firing in the 
third game, with Godfrey pound- 
ing five kills as LVC hit .424 and 
completed the sweep. 



Field hockey 
sits at .500 

Chloe Gunther '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

A good win followed by a 
tough loss put the Dutchmen at 
a 4-4 record. 

Jess Cox and Jocelyn Novak 
both had a two-goal game in 
a Lebanon Valley win against 
Haverford College. 

Cox scored 24 minutes into 
the game to tie it at 1-1, and No- 
vak, assisted by Cox, notched 
her first of the game less than 10 
minutes into the second half to 
put the Dutchmen ahead. 

Cate Cusack added the even- 
tual game winner three minutes 
later when Mandi Albright as- 
sisted her. Haverford scored 
the teams' second goal, but the 
Dutchmen reacted by scoring 
three goals in the final five min- 

Novak started the rally with 
her second of the game, followed 
by Cox's' second of the game, as- 
sisted by Nicole Vasiliu. With 
only 15 seconds left in the game, 

Caitlin Vasey scored Lebanon 
Valley's final goal. 

In a 6-2 win, the Dutchmen 
held a shots advantage, 31-20, 
but Haverford had the advan- 
tage in corners, 14-11. Chris- 
tine Poletti added 12 saves in 
the win. 

In their first conference 
game of the season, the Dutch- 
men fell to rival Messiah, 5-1. 

Taking the lead eleven min- 
utes into the game, Novak 
scored her 111th career goal 
off Jenni Walker's assist. The 
goal tied the MAC record for 
all-time scoring, as well as put 
Novak tied for second on the 
NCAA all time scoring list. 

Messiah answered by adding 
two goals before the half, and 
added three in the second half 
to win the game. 

Poletti made seven saves in 
the loss. Messiah held the ad- 
vantage on shots, 29-9, and cor- 
ners, 12-7. 



Ice Hockey falls to IUP in shootout 

Dan Callahan '14 

Sports Editor 

In their season opener at the 
Giant Center in Hershey the ice 
hockey team lost to Indiana Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in a shoot- 
out, 4-3. 

The game was tied at three a 
piece, and went into the seventh 
round of the shootout. 

LVC faced a 2-0 hole in the 
first period, and tied it up off 
goals from seniors Matt Kisiday 
and Shaun Stamm. 

After IUP scored their third 
goal and took the lead, Shaun 
Stamm was ejected for miscon- 
duct. The Dutchmen would re- 
spond, however, with a goal from 
junior Cole Bell with 5:38 left to 

Photo courtesy of 


LVC went into overtime, and 
then into the shootout. The Crim- 
son Hawks sealed the win with a 
slapshot in the seventh round. 

The icers will take on SUNY 
Canton Friday at 7pm and Satur- 
day at 2pm in Canton, NY. 



Football dominates Stevenson 

Dan Callahan '14 

Sports Editor 

In a first-ever meeting be- 
tween the programs; the Leba- 
non Valley Dutchmen football 
team routed the Stevenson Uni- 
versity Mustangs by a score of 

LVC (3-l ; 1-1 MAC) scored 
eight touchdowns; three of 
which were rushing scores by 
senior Ben Guiles; who pen- 
ciled himself into the record 
books once again, becoming the 
school's leader in career rushing 
touchdowns. Guiles wasn't the 
only player to break a record on 
Saturday as kicker Sean Fakete 
scored the most points in a game 
by a kicker with 13. 

Quarterback Colt Zarilla '12 
went 17-25 for 236-yards and 
two touchdowns before junior 
Leo Kyte replaced him in the 4th 
quarter; who also added a pass- 
ing touchdown. 

With the scoreboard reading 
41-6 at the half, the starters did 
their jobs and the back-ups were 
about to get theirs. 

Yahya Mclntyre '13; Conrad 
Heisey '13 ; and Jimmie Miller 
'14 all had their first career 
touchdowns. Heisey led the 
Dutchmen on the ground with 
72 rushing yards ; followed by 

Brendan Kain '14 ; who ran for 

The defense got in on the ac- 
tion as well; when Andrew Bur- 
kholder ran back an interception 
for an 8 8 -yard touchdown; the 
second longest pick-6 in LVC 
history. Jason Gigous led the de- 
fense in tackles with seven ; fol- 
lowed by four other players with 

The Dutchmen will rest up 
this weekend during their bye 
week and prepare to bang hel- 
mets next Saturday October 8th 
against MAC rival Albright in 



Men's soccer ends winning streak at six games 

Two tough losses in final minutes of play 

Alex Beard '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The Lebanon Valley men's 
soccer suffered two last-minute 
defeats this past week; to Wilkes 
and DeSaleS; both by a score of 
3-2. Wilkes ended the Dutchmen 
winning streak at six games, and 
DeSales gave them a two-game 
losing streak. 

The Dutchmen (6-3); masters 
of the crunch-time win, fought 
back after going down 2-0, but 
were undone by an 89th-minute 
winner from the Colonels' (3-3) 
Nicholas Patricia. 

LVC desperately looked for 
a comeback; taking 15 shots to 
Wilkes' five ; and were finally on 
the board in the 82nd minute 
through junior Kelly Hess and 

needed only three more minutes 
to level the score after senior 
Brendan Steele converted a pass 
from freshman Kyle Fronk. 

The Dutchmen looked to be 
headed to overtime for the third 
time this season until Patricia 
netter the winner a minute be- 
fore the final whistle. 

LVC took eight shots in the 
second half but managed just 

one in the last 25 minutes. Junior 
keeper made one save in the loss. 

In the contest on Mon- 
day against DeSales ; LVC was 
stunned in the final minutes of 
the game. Travis Miller '13 and 
freshman Kevin Doty both net- 
ted goals; giving the Dutchmen 
a 2-1 lead. DeSales mounted a 
comeback; and scored two goals 
in the last seven minutes of the 

match; giving the Bulldogs the 
win, 3-2. 

The team will play tonight at 
Misercordia University at 7pm ; 
and will come home for a MAC 
game Saturday at 1pm against ri- 
val Elizabethtown.